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Dick Tracy Blu-ray

Posted October 3, 2012 01:21 AM by Ryan Seiler

Walt Disney StudiosDisney/Buena Vista is bringing the yellow-coated detective himself, Dick Tracy, to Blu-ray. Specs and special features have yet to be revealed. The comicstrip-noire classic starring Warren Beatty, Madonna and Al Pacino, shoots to its Blu-ray debut December 11th.

Legendary police detective Dick Tracy (Beatty), is the only man tough enough to take on gangster boss Big Boy Caprice and his band of menacing mobsters. Dedicated to his work but at the same time devoted to his loyal girlfriend, Tess Trueheart, Tracy find himself torn between love and duty. His relentless crusade against crime becomes even more difficult when he gets saddled with an engaging orphan and meets seductive and sultry Breathless Mahoney (Madonna), a torch singer determined to get the best of Tracy. A faceless character, known as the Blank, threatens both Tracy and Big Boy, and it takes all of Tracy's skills to save the city.





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News comments (28 comments)


DanHettersen
  Oct 03, 2012
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Special features would be nice but I just hope for a great transfer.

d5680
  Oct 03, 2012
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I have faith in Disney to give us a great transfer, if so, i can't wait to get my mitts on this bad boy...

Evildude
  Oct 03, 2012
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I don't get why is Disney so poised to re-make every film when they can make sequels, this will be a great one!
I can't wait!

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TheHighRoller
  Oct 03, 2012
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I love the art direction in this film! It's bound to look even more beautiful on Blu-ray.

spanky87
  Oct 03, 2012
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Good news. I was hoping to get Dick by the end of the year.

Blu-Jawa
  Oct 03, 2012
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this was/is a BIG COLOR film I hope the HD brings that out. the 1080i hd version shown on tv was not very good IMO.

TheManInBlu
  Oct 03, 2012
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This will look great on Blu

Mr. Cinema
  Oct 03, 2012
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Actually, I DON'T have faith in a great transfer from Disney. Given their track record, they have provided some lousy transfers on live action. If Pixar isn't mentioned on the packaging, then there's no guarantee they put in any effort.

SapGoblin
  Oct 03, 2012
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Loved this when I was young...hope the transfer is nice!

Jimmy W
  Oct 03, 2012
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Colors should really pop and look beautiful with this one in high-def on Blu.
batlash
  Oct 03, 2012
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Ryan, Dick Tracy IS colorful, but it ain't film noir.

rgrudinski
  Oct 03, 2012
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The music in the trailer makes it seem a lot more silly than I remember... I haven't seen this in a long time though... is it that silly? I remember it being more serious.

bboisvert
  Oct 03, 2012
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It's Dick Tracy, so it's not *not* silly. But it's definitely not all played for laughs and camp value.

Cobra33
  Oct 03, 2012
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oh damn i thought it was gonna be released in october, but now december???

Cobra33
  Oct 03, 2012
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and yes this is done in the film noir style, even if its not nearly as dark as a typical film noir its still got the same style.

randomguitarist
  Oct 03, 2012
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Uh-oh. Disney is going to put out another mediocre transfer since it's not animated.

GC Riot
  Oct 03, 2012
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@spanky87: That's what she said!

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wnicholas76
  Oct 03, 2012
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Finally!! Haven't seen Dick Tracy in years!! Will definitely get on day 1.

geminidreamatl30
  Oct 03, 2012
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of all films ive wanted to see on blu ray, it has been Dick Tracy. the film is so beautiful and colorful especially the art direction it would be stunning on blu ray. considering disney is releasing it i have no doubt it will be a beautiful transfer. i had read Warren Beatty himself has been supervising the transfer recently since he did direct it so heres hoping!

CandyStalker
  Oct 03, 2012
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An ESSENTIAL Pacino movie. But the rest of the film? Eh...

"Wait! I'm having a thought! It's coming... it's coming... Gone!"

thetrixrabbit
  Oct 03, 2012
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Drooling in anticipation!

PeterTHX
  Oct 03, 2012
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The first film in 5.1 CDS (Cinema Digital Sound). Saw it at the Pacific El Capitan in 1990...the sequence with Tracy trapped in the basement with the boiler about to explode was one of the *loudest* things I had heard in the theater up to that point, but it was crystal clear and not distorted at all. Very impressive. A nice tour-de-force for the matte painting skills of Disney's VFX department (before they purchased Dream Quest Images and turned them into The Secret Lab). Terrific make-ups too.

It's too bad Disney considered it a box office disappointment: it made back its money but not enough in Disney's eyes after the high budget and all the marketing poured into it.
Simonbergeron
  Oct 03, 2012
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Please, Disney, don't put anything other than a trailer, I fear you may not have enough space on a Blu-ray for any significant special feature nowadays... plus, it would screw the transfer, so... ah, sarcasms.

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Wdm81
  Oct 03, 2012
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Beatty spoke of wanting to do a lot of special features and perhaps even a directors cut..I hope we get both

kdo
  Oct 03, 2012
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This is a film that should greatly benefit from an HD release, especially considering how lackluster the letterboxed DVD was.
Cliff
  Oct 03, 2012
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Actually, Beatty doesn't believe in supplements and the director's cut was an internet concoction. Beatty said his theatrical cut was his director's cut and he doesn't know where the rumor of a longer cut started.

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CrazyEightyNine
  Oct 03, 2012
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Absolutely love the cover!

Kakihara
  Oct 03, 2012
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The words "colorful" and "film-noir" don't mix. As someone mentioned above, this movie IS colorful but it's not a film noir.


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